Welcome to NICA!

The National Independent Concessionaires Association is dedicated to strengthening relationships with the Fair, Festival, and Special Events Industries through effective communication, benefits, education, leadership, and solutions.

Our growing membership includes over 1100 mobile food and retail Concessionaires, Fairs, Festivals, and Associate Members in the Industry-related companies in the United States and Canada. NICA's large amount of benefits include discounts on variety of items including food, beverages, supplies, travel, and lodging, so you can make the most of your season. 

NICA participates in a majority of State Fair annual conventions along with the WFA Convention and NICA Sysco Marketplace in January, NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show in February, and IAFE Convention in November.

Read the Latest Issue:

NICA Business Expo & Fare Foods 2019 Food Show

Please join us to welcome guest speakers from California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia Fairs, attend the annual NICA Membership Meeting and Gala, and participate in Roundtables and Workshops covering DOT, Labor, Equipment Repair, Vendor Safety, Food and Trailer Trends, Insurance, Payment Processing, Generation Forward, Communication, Promotions, Membership Benefits, and more with no fee to attend!

But that's not all! While you are in Florida, make sure to visit all the events happening during Florida Week:

• South Florida Fair, January 18 - February 3, West Palm Beach, FL
• Fare Foods Super Bowl Party, February 3, Tampa, FL
• NICA Business Expo & Fare Foods 2018 Food Show, February 4-6, Tampa, FL
• Gibtown Extravaganza & Trade Show, February 5-8, Gibsonton, FL
• Fresh from Florida Breakfast & Florida State Fair Private Tour, February 7, Tampa, FL
• Fair Partners Shootout, February 7, Lithia, FL
• OABA Topgolf Tournament, February 7, Tampa, FL

The discount and savings programs that NICA has negotiated with our premiere partners are just another way we are building relationships throughout this industry in order to bring much needed and REAL benefits to our members. See the 2018 Benefit Booklet for more details.

Member Directory

As a NICA Member, you have 24/7 access to your online Membership Directory.

Member Benefits

View our full benefits list and see how you can save more than the cost of a membership.

Industry Associations

Our sister organizations include IAFE, WFA, IAAPA, IISA, OABA, and CAFE.

Event Calendar

View our event calendar to see upcoming deadlines, events, and shows for NICA.

New Members

Ad America LLC
CW Concessions
Donna Italia
Eastern States Exposition, Home of The Big E
Euroshine USA Inc.
FanFare Attractions LLC
Giant Ice Cream Cone and Lemonade
Heritage Bag Company
R.P. Concessions
Robbeloth Concessions Inc
Southwood Entertainment Group
Sprinkles Ice Cream Concession
Ulster County Agricultural Society
Zeny's Concession, LLC

Upcoming Events


1: New Year's Day (Office closed)
3-5: North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs Convention
• Raleigh, NC
3-6: Ohio Fair Managers Association Annual Convention
• Columbus, OH
3-7: Virginia Association of Fairs Annual Convention
• Hot Springs, VA
4-6: Indiana Association of Fairs Annual Convention
• Indianapolis, IN
6-9: Wisconsin Association of Fairs Annual Convention
• Wisconsin Dells, WI
10-12: Arkansas Fair Managers Association Annual Convention
• Hot Springs, AR
10-12: Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions Annual Convention
• Grand Rapids, MI
10-12: West Virginia Association of Fairs & Festivals Annual Convention
• Charleston, WV
10-13: Missouri Association of Fairs & Festivals Annual Convention
• Columbia, MO
10-13: Oregon Fairs Association Annual Convention
• Salem, OR
17-19: Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows Annual Convention
• Louisville, KY
17-19: Tennessee Association of Fairs Annual Convention
• Nashville, TN
17-20:  Minnesota Federation of County Fairs Annual Convention
• Minneapolis, MN
18-20:  Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs Annual Convention
• Springfield, IL
18-21:  New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs Annual Convention
• Rochester, NY
20-23:  Western Fairs Association Annual Convention
• Reno, NV
21-22:  NICA Sysco Marketplace at the WFA Convention
• Reno, NV
23-26: Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Annual Convention
• Hershey, PA
24-26: Georgia Association of Agricultural Fairs and South Carolina Association of Fairs Combined Annual Convention
• Atlanta, GA
1/31 - 2/2: Midwest Fairs Association Annual Convention
• Palm Beach Gardens, FL


3: Fare Foods Super Bowl Party
• Tampa, FL
4-6: NICA Business Expo & Fare Foods 2019 Food Show
• Tampa, FL